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3 High-Speed Internet Trends You May Not Know

Posted by Helen Akers on Jan 11, 2019 11:34:51 AM

High-speed internet is no longer considered a luxury. Instead, it has become a standard and necessity that continues to evolve both in terms of capacity and capability. As the use and adoption of broadband internet increases, new developments have emerged, such as localized community broadband initiatives, faster technology, and plans for reinventing and expanding existing technology.

From Elon Musk’s plans to launch a global satellite-based internet network to rural communities building broadband networks, the evolution of high-speed internet is being driven by social needs.

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Topics: rural, internet, Technology

The Hazards of Public Wi-Fi and 13 Ways to Avoid Them

Posted by Helen Akers on Oct 2, 2018 11:37:30 AM

Public Wi-Fi networks are everywhere, making it convenient to go online when you’re away from home or traveling. From coffee shops and fast food restaurants to hotels and schools, public Wi-Fi networks are prevalent and easily accessible. Even though they offer quick convenience, they can present multiple security and privacy concerns.

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Topics: security, internet, wifi

Four Reasons Why Fixed Wireless Internet Can Fill the Rural Broadband Gap

Posted by Helen Akers on Sep 24, 2018 1:51:14 PM

A lack of access to broadband internet service is perceived as a major problem among twenty-four percent of rural adults, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. An additional thirty-four percent of surveyed rural adults perceive the lack of high-speed internet to be a minor problem. Federal and state funding is in place to help close the gap, but only fifty-eight percent of rural residents currently have active subscriptions to broadband internet, according to the Pew Research Center. Nearly twenty-two percent of those living in rural communities do not go online for any reason.

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Topics: internet, wireless, rural

Six Emerging Trends in Online Content Viewing

Posted by Helen Akers on Aug 27, 2018 1:27:04 PM

The devices people use to stream movies, television shows, and videos is shifting away from larger television screens to smaller smartphone displays. Consumer research groups estimate that consumers will watch up to half of all television and on-demand content on mobile devices by 2020.

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Topics: smartphone, Technology, internet, data

Rural Seniors Don't Have to Avoid Wireless Technology

Posted by Helen Akers on Aug 20, 2018 12:40:43 PM

Senior citizen population percentages are beginning to increase in rural communities, according to studies by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. By comparison, the percentage of seniors living in rural areas surpasses the percentages in urban and suburban communities.

Rural seniors can face unique challenges that come from living independently in areas without the same resources as suburbs and major cities.

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Topics: smartphone, internet, Technology, senior citizens

What is a Mobile Hotspot?

Posted by Helen Akers on Apr 23, 2018 10:52:12 AM

Did you know you can turn your smartphone into a mobile hotspot? A hotspot allows you to connect a laptop or tablet to the internet when you’re away from home or not close to a location with Wi-Fi service. Once you enable a mobile hotspot on a smartphone, it uses the cellular network to send out a Wi-Fi signal so other devices can connect.

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Topics: internet, data, Technology, tablets, cell phones